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Compensation & Benefits

Settlement: Dads have paid leave rights, too

06/04/2019
Banking giant JPMorgan Chase must pay $5 million to settle claims it discriminated against men who wanted to take time off after their children were born, but were granted less generous leave benefits than new moms received.

Bill would enable more to offer 401(k) plans

05/29/2019
The House of Representatives took a significant step on May 23 toward making it easier for more employers to set up 401(k) retirement plans for their employees.

Highest-paid interns take home serious coin

05/21/2019
Many of the nation’s top employers value the internship experience so much that they are willing to pay handsomely for college students to work for them over the summer or for a semester.

July 2019: Employer’s business tax calendar

05/16/2019
Here’s your monthly guide to critical payroll due dates.

In the Payroll Mailbag: June ’19

05/16/2019
Lunch dates with officemates: Are they taxable or not? … Does the presence of a third party change taxation?

HR VP in the hot seat for 401(k) operational error

05/16/2019
One vice president of HR is finding out the hard way that deviating from a 401(k) plan’s written terms can land you in court for breaching fiduciary duties

Explanation, please: IRS’ postmark/mailing rules

05/16/2019
If you’re going to tussle with the IRS, it should be over a tax assessment, not whether your documents were filed on time.

Payroll news you can use, directly from the IRS

05/16/2019
Here are digests of recently released official announcements from the IRS.

Federal courts flesh out Marinello’s limits

05/16/2019
Under tax code Section 6672, you can be personally liable for your employer’s undeposited payroll taxes if you’re a responsible person who willfully fails to deposit those taxes.

SSA rolls out correction request letters for 2018

05/16/2019
The Social Security Administration has begun mailing Employer Correction Request Letters to employers that e-filed at least one 2018 W-2 on which an employee’s name and Social Security number didn’t match. They’re commonly known as “no-match letters.”